Loose Ends, 8-27-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Germans can’t get enough of Tom Cruise—just ask the 12 movie extras suing him and his production company after allegedly getting banged up when the side of a period German army truck burst open during the filming of “Valkyrie” last year.  [Reuters] Thanks to BigLaw, it looks like Facebook has officially jumped the shark. …

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Hard (Not) at Work

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Some partner I never met emailed last night and asked if I’d help out with a closing. I said yes, of course. Thirty-eight hours later, I haven’t gone to bed, left the building—or done a goddamn thing.  I’m just sitting outside the conference room, waiting for this ass clown to give me something to do.  All-nighters suck.  Gratuitous all-nighters suck much more! I’m …

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Soak It Up, Summer Associates

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This just in. According to Portfolio.com, summer associates are actually being judged at the various cocktail parties, swanky dinners and goofy “out of the box” events they attend. Or, as the writer of the piece says, “Call it young lawyers gone wild—but the fun is serious business.” Is it that serious, or is everyone just looking for a story to write here?  …

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US News: Think Your Law School’s Top Tier? Think Again.

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The legal blogosphere is buzzing about the front-page story in today’s Wall Street Journal that U.S. News & World Report is “seriously” considering reworking its famous law school ranking system to crack down on top law schools’ infamous practice of “gaming” the rankings. As the WSJ Law Blog reports, “it’s no secret that top law schools game the…rankings by admitting …

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Loose Ends, 8-26-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Ever wonder what Harry Potter would be like if it was made into a porn flick? But without the porn? And set in India? Just ask Time Warner, who’s suing a Mumbai-based producer for copyright infringement involving the title of the upcoming “Hari Puttar—A Comedy of Terrors.” [WSJ Law Blog] Genius/First-Year Associate at Thelen …

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Carlos Goodman, Entertainment Attorney

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Title and Employer? Partner in Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, LaViolette & Feldman, LLP, an entertainment firm in Beverly Hills that specializes in motion pictures and television. So what does a hotshot entertainment lawyer really do? Complain about “the business” while eating lunch at a fancy Hollywood restaurant. When not busy doing that, an entertainment lawyer is primarily involved with making …

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